|Parents||Vayu an Añjanā|
Hanuman (Hanumān in IAST), is a Hindu deity an an ardent devotee o the deity Rama. He is ane o the central figurs in the Hindu epic Ramayana an its various versions. As ane o the Chiranjivi he is an aa mentioned in several ither texts, includin Mahabharata, the various Puranas an some Jain texts. Vanara (monkey), Hanuman pairteecipatit in Rama's war against the demon keeng Ravana. Several texts an aa present him as an incarnation o Shiva. He is the son o Anjana an Kesari, an is an aa describit as the son o the wind-God Pawan, wha accordin tae several stories, played a role in his birth.